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What to Read? Series Ideas for 1st – 3rd Graders

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When picking out books, I have always found picture books to be easy to choose. But as your child transitions from picture books to easy readers to chapter books, it is hard to know where to start. As a school library volunteer, I was happy to help compile a list of 1st-3rd grade favorites!

I’ve divided up this list of 1st-3rd grade series books by topic. I chose series books because once you hook a child in a series, they become avid readers!  Of course, reading interests and levels vary, so there’s a little something here for everyone!  

If your child is crazy about sports:

For your animal loving child:

If your child wants to read about other kids:

For a child who loves mysteries:

For the child who wants to learn about historical people and places:

Classics from your childhood to share with your child:

And as your child’s reading level, age and subject matter mature, I offer these book series designed more for 4th-6th grade readers:

Of course this is by no means a comprehensive list! So as you read, feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!



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3 Responses to What to Read? Series Ideas for 1st – 3rd Graders

  1. Amy June 22, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    The popular series in my second grader’s class was Geronimo Stilton. Both boys and girls loved them (there are Thea Stilton books, too), and they had contests to see who could read the most books in the series.

    • Jennifer Amazon
      Jennifer Amazon June 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      Thanks Amy! It was on my original list but got lost in transition! Thanks for reading.

  2. Greer June 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

    Ivy and Bean! The audiobooks are great for road trips too.

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